Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Picard.
The premiere episode of Star Trek: Picard ended with a stunning reveal that the Romulans possess a Borg Dice and this is what this might imply for the way forward for the Alpha Quadrant. In Star Trek: Picard, Patrick Stewart returns as the previous Enterprise Captain and picks up the following chapter of Jean-Luc’s life after he retired from Starfleet. Picard’s quiet life on his household winery is upended when a mysterious younger lady named Dahj (Isa Briones) seems and asks for his assist to unlock the thriller of who she actually is.
Star Trek: Picard additionally follows up the occasions of each 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, the ultimate Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology film the place Commander Knowledge (Brent Spiner) sacrificed his life to save lots of Picard, and J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Treok, the place the Romulan star went supernova, which created the movie’s alternate Kelvin timeline. The supernova had a profound impact on Picard’s life and profession; the Admiral left the Enterprise-E to guide a historic rescue mission to save lots of 900-million Romulan lives from the exploding solar. Nonetheless, as Star Trek: Picard reveals, a tragedy on Mars involving rogue androids attacking the Utopia Planitia Fleetyards developing the Romulan rescue fleet precipitated the Federation to withdraw from their rescue mission. Picard stop Starfleet in protest however regardless of the supernova, the insidious factions of the Romulans survived the cataclysm – and so they someway acquired one of many deadliest weapons within the universe: a Borg Dice.
Within the last scenes of Star Trek: Picard‘s first episode, “Remembrance”, a Romulan named Narek (Harry Treadaway) arrives within the derelict Borg Dice, which has been designated as a Romulan Reclamation Website. There, Narek seeks out Dr. Soji Asha, the an identical twin sister of Dahj. Complicating the problem, Picard found Dahj is a extremely subtle artificial android who’s the ‘daughter’ of Commander Knowledge; additional, Dahj was created as twins by Dr. Bruce Maddox of the Daystrom Institute utilizing considered one of Knowledge’s positronic neurons – which suggests Soji can be an android who’s unaware of what she actually is, like Dahj was. So, what’s Soji doing on the Borg Dice working for the Romulans and what are the nefarious, pointy-eared aliens doing with the Borg expertise?
When he met Soji, Narek referred to her work as “fixing damaged individuals”. This is smart; the Borg Dice should comprise 1000’s of assimilated Borg drones in order a cyberneticist (or an android posing as one), Soji’s work should contain separating Borg expertise from the natural lifeforms who had been assimilated. Certainly, there appear to be 1000’s of Romulans and different alien species engaged on the Borg Dice so their experiments and this operation have been underway (possible in secret) for fairly a while.
The truth is, the Romulans possible have benefited from Borg expertise for over a decade; the Star Trek: Picard trailer exhibits an indication contained in the Borg Dice that claims “This facility has gone 5843 days with out an assimilation”. 5843 days is over 16 years, which suggests since Star Trek: Picard is about in 2399, the Romulans someway captured the Borg Dice in some unspecified time in the future in 2383 – in the course of the supernova disaster however earlier than the assault on the Utopia Planitia Fleetyards on Mars. Maybe the truth that that they had entry to Borg expertise is the rationale why the Romulans had been capable of survive the supernova even after the Federation deserted their rescue efforts.
Whereas the small print of the Romulan reclamation of Borg tech will certainly be revealed in Star Trek: Picard season 1, it isn’t arduous to conjecture that the Romulans secretly possessing Borg expertise makes them a fair better risk than ever earlier than. The Romulans are the Federation’s oldest enemy however armed with the tech and weaponry of Starfleet’s deadliest foe – and presumably even the data of learn how to defeat the Borg – the Romulans might doubtlessly deliver down the Federation as soon as and for all in Star Trek: Picard.
Star Trek: Picard streams Thursdays on CBS All-Entry and Fridays internationally on Amazon Prime Video.